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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
think is very important. the amount of present value of unfunded future medicare, medicaid, and government pension liabilities is $87 trillion. that $87 trillion is greater than the net worth of the $63 trillion net worth of the united states. that number grew by $7 trillion. any accountant would have to say the u.s. is not a going concern. these debts are being hidden, not being reported. and i don't understand why. >> well, charles, you always get me thinking. maybe i don't agree with everything you say, but today i think i pretty much agree with a lot of it. thank you for being our guest. carl, back to you. >> all right. rick, thanks so much. in a job market that seems to be stabilizing, there are industries that still can't find the workers they need. we're highlighting two of those industries and finding out why businesses are so desperate to hire right after the break. the best schools in the world... see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve a
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am EST
of major entitlement reform that i and others believe you need to do to make sure that medicare and social security and other programs exist 20 years from now, there's that relationship to making sure there's a big enough revenue number. what he's laid out in terms of the rates just gets you a trillion. you will need net additional 500 billion beyond that i don't think he's overasked. everybody knows for those of us that have been successful, we'll pay more. more semantics about what format. let's have rates go back up. if we can really exercise the kind of discipline and tax reform that simpson-bowles and gang of six talked about it, we need to do that. >> speaker boehner would argue he's put a solution on the table that he'll compromise on deductions. in that context why is the treasury secretary being belligerent. you just need total tax rate. total tax take to rise on wealthy and not marginal rates. >> look at those plans that people have talked about. the speaker has talked a lot about simpson-bowles. they assume top rates went back up and you bliuilt the tax refo off that prem
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
they talking directly, you know, medicare part b koshcosts x, or medicare a, should cost this. the last thing a republican wants to do is say, look, i'm cutting back medicare. so, i mean, if you switch it to entitlements, suddenly everyone has to say, social security goes from 66 to 68. is that what we do? do we means test medicare? it is so much easier for grover who will be on cnbc, forget the fiscal cliff, i will come after you with both barrels. if you vote tax increase. what's more -- do they want to rise above a tax increase? no. do they want to rise above fiscal cliff? no. what they want it do is not rise above the radar screen of raising taxes. and grover is more powerful than a recession. i asked him point-blank on "meet the press," college chum, look, it doesn't have to be a recession. we cut the entitlements. what are the entitlements that need cutting. and let's get medicare part b off there. what is your plan? no one is speaking about the specifics. because it's third rail. it's just plain third rail. >> medicare is the key, no doubt about it. the rising medical costs
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
put specifics on entitlements on the table. they are significant raising the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. and enacting a reduced inflation formula for social security benefits and other government programs. those are real tangible offers on entitlements that mean that even though the white house rejected the offer, carl, this is positive because now you have specifics from the white house on taxes, from the republicans on entitlements, that's the beginning of the conversation and the president is hoping the meeting with the governors helps move that along a bit. >> i thought it was really interesting there's a new beat to the country after the election defeat of romney the way in which the governors in las vegas who spoke about modernizing gop as you might do abroad. can they push the gop along to the extent that we get a deal sooner rather than later on this particular issue? >> reporter: in theory they could. in practice the national political dialogue and state level political dialogues move on separate tracks. the governors can lend their voices but they can't have a lo
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